Who we are
BioCentury was founded 27 years ago by Karen Bernstein and David Flores to give the then-fledgling biotech industry analysis and commentary to support the creation of better medicines and innovative technologies for improving healthcare.
Our mission hasn’t changed, but our scope has. BioCentury is the leading global voice for CEOs and C-suite executives, VCs, regulators, public equity investors and other decision-makers throughout the global healthcare ecosystem. It is produced by a team of curious, creative writers and editors passionate about innovation from idea to patient.
Our readers tell us we are unique and value our independent perspective.
We are always on the lookout for talented writers and editors who want to join this mission. Who want to influence the direction of the biopharmaceutical industry. And who want to help shape our future as we advance in a world of continuous publishing and evolving digital formats.
We look for people who are curious, enthusiastic and creative. In particular, we seek people who are keen to challenge and be challenged, enjoy a fast-paced environment and thrive under the pressure of responding to current events intelligently in real time.
We like people who speak up; we have animated discussions that help us develop original, insightful ways of covering international developments in science, medicine, business and finance, pinpoint crucial issues and identify important trends. A sense of humor also helps.
We hire people from many backgrounds: Our founders started out in political science and sports journalism; the rest of us are a hodge-podge from science, finance, industry and more.
Our team is located throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. We are open to candidates who are motivated to do what we do, and work with colleagues across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Editors are the bastion for ensuring articles are insightful, accurate, balanced, comprehensive, well written and rigorously researched. Editors often restructure stories, working with writers to produce content that has the intended impact and advances the thinking of our readers.
Editors work on short and long form content across all topics. We have assistant editors, associate editors, senior editors and executive editors.
These positions appeal to people who are keen to understand and explain the big picture, are organized, enjoy working collaboratively to create well-ordered arguments, and are sticklers for detail. Our editors use critical thinking and deploy domain expertise to ensure the full, relevant context is included in every article.
BioCentury is pursuing numerous initiatives involving machine learning, big data, data science, target science, and more, and is looking for interns in a part-time data entry and analyst role to interpret and validate business data as well as scientific content.
Now in its 27th year, BioCentury Inc is internationally recognized as the leading provider of value-added information, analysis and data for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, investors, academia and government.
BioCentury thoughtfully identifies and analyzes the strategic issues essential to the formation, development and sustainability of life science ventures. The company employs a fully integrated multimedia platform — including electronic publications, online data solutions, interactive websites, webcasts and conferences — to provide its audience with authoritative and up-to-date intelligence about corporate strategy, partnering, emerging technology, clinical data, public policy and financial markets. (Visit www.biocentury.com)
This work will be performed remotely under the guidance of a BioCentury project manager. It is an excellent learning opportunity for self-motivated and independent candidates. The internship would work with and support activity in the Editorial and Tech departments.
Per person weekly workload will be up to 20 hours per week for the period November 2019 to January 31, 2020.
- Biology or pharmacy background
- Business background (MBA, Master of Business & Science, or MBA-style business courses)
- Rapt attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines are absolute requirements.
All employees are obligated to meet the highest standards with respect to accuracy, conflict of interest, intellectual property rights, slander, confidentiality and respect for information sources and readers.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to email@example.com.
News editors sit at the floodgates of today’s events, making coverage decisions based on the impact for our audience, and prioritizing stories according to our editorial objectives.
They develop original angles to go beyond the headlines, assign stories and oversee the daily production of well-reported and well-edited news items for a broad audience.
These positions appeal to highly organized, flexible people, capable of juggling multiple balls at once. News editors work in one of the most fast-paced roles and need to be able to assert good judgment in a short time and reprioritize assignments efficiently.
Writers are the life-blood of BioCentury: they create the content that drives the thinking of our readership. Writers develop original angles, build deep and extensive networks of sources, research topics and pitch ideas.
Curiosity is probably the most important quality; these positions appeal to people who like the challenge of finding leads, can turn ideas into well-articulated arguments and are good at critical thinking.
The best writers will want to build the network and reputation that BioCentury has developed over the last two decades with pharma executives, innovators, VCs, public investors, regulatory leaders, policymakers and other decision-makers globally.
While all writers cover all topics and write for all our journals, most develop domain expertise in one or more fields, which may include finance, dealmaking, clinical development or drug development in Europe or China.
If you are interested in our work, please send a cover letter explaining how you can contribute to BioCentury’s mission, along with a resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org.